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Power Station

Aug 6, 2018

When Hurricane Maria landed, it wreaked havoc on an already economically unstable Puerto Rico. Since then, nonprofit groups have worked tirelessly to recover homes, rebuild "resilient housing" and move Congress to enact needed policy reform, including operationalizing FEMA's Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Marion McFadden, Enterprise Community Partners, and Sarah Mickelson, National Low Income Housing Coalition, talk to Power Station about the challenge and opportunity of helping people rebuild homes and lives. An expert on disaster recovery, Marion brings years of experience at HUD and with FEMA to push for policies that will embed best practices and accountability measures into these public-serving agencies. Sarah, NLIHC's highly effective public policy director advocates for equitable reforms to systems in need of change. Their breakdown of NLIHC's Disaster Recovery Coalition is both urgent and hopeful.